Talks to Young Men (with Asides to Young Women) by Robert CollyerTalks to Young Men (with Asides to Young Women) by Robert Collyer

Talks to Young Men (with Asides to Young Women)

byRobert Collyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... XII Companionship of 6006 Boohs Rev. x. 8-11. Y HAVE felt it would be a good thing to say a word now about the companionship of good books, in the hope that it may be of some special worth to the young men and women who would love to win companions and friends that will never desert them in any trouble, while they will deepen and sweeten all their joys. There is a lovely touch in a recent life of Southey, who, of all men in his time, was a lover of good books. How, in his old age, the splendid brain, which had done so much good work, gave way, and he could read no more; but the writer says he would still walk about his library, and lay his hand on those that were dearest to him, one by one, as you would lay yours on the shoulder of a lifelong friend. They were all in a mist to him now; he could see them no more with the old clear vision; but he knew they were there, and loved them; and they could speak to him no more in the old sweet fashion, but there was some echo in them still of the lifelong joy. And the good scholar's story may be yours and mine. We win these good companions and friends, and it is no fault of theirs if our power to commune with them fails; they are always the same, and though every other friend deserts us, yet will not they. Mrs. Browning says we never call the child fatherless who has God and his mother; and I would never call the man friendless who has God and good books. I went down into the Yorkshire wolds the other summer, where Sydney Smith lived once, who is one of these I friends of mine. I did not find him there, and found it hard to imagine how he could live there so long and still stay so sunnyhearted; but he was waiting my return home, radiant as ever with wit and wisdom. I went to Coleridge's grave once on Highgate Hill. H...

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Title:Talks to Young Men (with Asides to Young Women)Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217566677

ISBN - 13:9780217566674

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